Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

(Adlie turned 1 on Sunday! It was just a mommy and daddy day her party is on the 16th so that will be the big 1st Birthday party but here she is enjoying her first taste of cake! I will also be working on her 1 year post she is so busy lately I am having trouble taking her picture!)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Blogging on hold...

Well I have been MIA for a while and though I could say it is because I am busy with the holidays that is not all true... My dear lappy died so I have not had the ease of access to type up a blog while Adlie plays at my feet in the living room safe from climbing under the desk and getting in to wires or in to my sewing stuff so I am more than likely buying a new laptop when our taxes come in though my husbands wonderful Uncle Ron thinks he may be able to get her back to running she will be my back up seeing as it was her HDD that went out. I have been so upset over it because I thought I lost every picture of Adlie's first year.... but we will see.. I will be back soon to talk about Adlie's birth and this last year with the greatest late Christmas present our family ever received. I hope you all have/had a VERY Merry Christmas and I will be back soon!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Last year this is what I looked like!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Not Me Monday...

Welcome to The Merritt Family blog! Its Monday and that means MckMamais doing her NMM post! Head over to her blog and read what she and everyone else has NOT been doing!

This week I did NOT catch William in our Christmas tree!And I did NOT take pictures!

I also did NOT make Adlie some cute "party panties" and wrap an empty box to take her picture for our Christmas cards!
(this is the one I am including in our Christmas cards!)
(here is a better look at the back of the bloomers)

I did NOT drink coffee rather late the other night causing Adlie to stay up extra late!

I am NOT continually peeking out the window for the first sight of snow!

I am NOT super mad at our mortgage company for STILL withholding our escrow amount! We are hoping to hear from them later today about that... oh and while I am mad I am also MAD at the IRS for taking FOREVER to get our amended return finished! * 9 weeks in off season is amazing they said it could take 16 weeks!!! Seriously 16 weeks!!!

I did NOT finish making Adlie's Birthday Invitations and I will NOT be showing you all in a later post * which will be full of questions and Ideas for her party!

I cannot believe my baby girl will be 1 in 20 days! It is so unreal how fast this year has gone....

Well there you have it Y'all!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Show us your life.... Christmas Tree

Its Friday and that means Show us your life over at Kelly's blog! And as you can see from the title its Christmas Tree time!!!! Our tree has been up for well over a month! (It was naked of ornaments until last week) We had to train our new little kitten to stay out of the tree and I didn't want broken ornaments! Yes I caught William in the tree several times... Many of those times he was all the way at the top!!!! As seen below!

Our tree this year is full of many handmade ornaments. Most of them made by my Grandma Niles... Here are a few from the previous years... She make us new ones new ones every year!
Here are a select few of our other ornaments on our tree... The first was Adlie's very first ornament! (I still need to get her babies first Christmas ornament!) The next is our first Christmas ornaments then a few others including one from Holland given to me by one of my preschoolers a few years ago!
And Last but not least some decorations and our TREE!!!!! As you can see our cats think the tree is the best place to sleep! If you look closely you can also see that our angel has a guitar! (that was Matt's doing!) Oh and there are a few shots of our mantle and of my VERY favorite nativity scene.

So now that you have seen our tree head over to Kelly's blog and take a look at a few more! It truly puts you in the mood for Christmas!!!!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Adlie is 11 months old!

Adlie you are 11 months old! I cannot believe how quickly your first year seems to be flying by! Here is what you are up to these days!

You are still breastfeeding!

You are walking!

You are wearing size 3 diapers.

You are in some 3-6 and 6-9 month clothes.

You can say say several things now and you are learning to say Sally...

You no longer eat baby food.

You Love ramen noodle, grilled cheese, green beans, peas,carrots,potatoes,and hot dogs...

You had your very first diaper rash this month ! (Thanks to changing the type of wipes we use!)

You wave at everyone!

You Love looking at the Christmas lights!

You had your first Fever a few weeks ago!

You love Apple juice. And you can drink it from a sippy cup!

You still get Very Excited to see daddy when he comes home from work!

Adlie you are such a joy and I cannot believe next month I will be writing about your first birthday! We love you so very much and love who you are becoming!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

With Thanksgiving in my heart

Today was Adlie's first Thanksgiving! There are so many things to be thankful for this year and Adlie happens to be one of them! I will just list a few in no particular order of all the things I am thankful for this year!



Our new home

My wonderful family


my friend Kandis

cranberry seria mist

pumpkin pie

trader joes stuffing YUM

There is just a short list!I made Adlie an outfit for her to wear today and everyone LOVED it!She was such a good girl today. She tried alot of new foods and liked them all. She had turkey,ham,real mashed potatoes,sweet potatoes,green beans, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and cool whip! She let every one see all of her little tricks and even let them hold her and snuggle for a while. She also took a good hour nap! I am just glad we had a drama free Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

(here are a few pictures of Adlie in her outfit I made her these were taken a few days ago I charged my camera and had it ready today and didn't even get around to taking any pictures!)

I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving!


(stay tuned for Adlie's 11 month {gasp} post tomorrow afternoon!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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(We are HUGE Colts fans and we are loving being undefeated if you can't tell!!!)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Show us your life.... Pets!

This Week on Show us your life from Kelly's Korner the theme is pets! So here are our furbabies!

This black and white green eyed beautie is Sally. She found us nearly 5 years ago. She was a stray that happened to show up at my in-laws house and refused to leave. Which worked out well for me because I am a huge cat lover! but this little lady found a soft spot in Matt's heart and she is his cat. She chose him. He never really cared for cats but this little lady just loved him and wouldn't let him have it any other way. (click on the picture to make it bigger there are some great pictures in there!) Sally we love you big kitty. (She is also called MOO Squid and Sallster oh and fatty ding dong!)

This fuzzy sweet faced little guy is William. William is the newest member of the Merritt family. We got him early in October because Sally missed her best friend*who will be next to come on the list*. William loves Adlie and likes to snuggle with us on the couch. He is always purring and playing. He also likes to get under our bed and attack our feet from under the bed skirt. (He is also called Willard, Wee Willy Winker and Little Buddy.)

And this is the Late Dante. He was our kitty for 2 years then he got out of our apartment and got run over by a car :( He was my baby. (he was also called Doodle,Danteman, and Mr Man...)

There are our pets. If you want to see more cute pets head over to Kelly's blog and join in the fun!
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Not me Monday...

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did NOT wake up a few days back to a small orange fluffy sweet kitten peeing on my down comforter!!! Nope not me! And I didn't carry him in to my husband for him to punish him either!

I did NOT eat a hot pocket for breakfast even though I made Adlie oatmeal and I surly could have had some for myself too!

I did NOT get to take a nice long nap this afternoon because Daddy has the next 3 days off and I needed some good sleep after Adlie decided waking up every 2 hours was a good idea last night. *thanks to William who thinks night time is play time!)

I am NOT almost done with our Christmas cards!!!

We are NOT driving out of our way later tonight to go pick up a video game at a midnight release! NOPE! (5 hours until L4D2!!!)

Well there you have it I hope you click the link above and go read more!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another great giveaway!

Jen is doing it again! I love when she has giveaways!!! They are always something that would be perfect for Adlie! This giveaway is from Baby Blvd. The owner is also a mom named Jen and she makes the cutest bows,bags and bible covers! If you want to join in the giveaway you better hurry she closes comments later today and all you have to do is go to Baby Blvd. and then come back to Jen's blog and tell her what item you like!(there are other ways to get more entries just go to Jen's blog to read more)

I hope you all have a great day! *Don't forget to head over to Jen's blog and enter the giveaway and while you are there trust me you will fall in love with her beautiful little girls!*

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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MckLinky BlogHop - Question?

Ok This should be easy I have a few questions. Adlie is 46ish days away from being a year old. Yes you saw that right 46 days ! So my first question is... What was/is your kids favorite toy at that age? What do/did you buy them for their first birthday?

And 2 days before our little lady turns 1 it will be her very first Christmas! I am so excited to start making memories in our new home with our little girl! So at this age did you do stockings for your little ones? If so what did you put in it ?We are not doing candy. I am thinking about getting her some cute clips and bows to go in hers but after that I am clueless. I know family will be starting to ask what she needs/wants for Christmas and really im not sure! Matt and I are getting her some clothes and a few big toys and then a few small toys but what should we tell family she needs. wants?
Also what are your fun traditions you do as a family on Christmas day? I think we are going to do family pajamas... we will get some that match and open them Christmas eve and wear them that night to open our presents in for cute pictures and I will make a big breakfast to enjoy while we open gifts then pack up the car for a 2 1/2 hour drive to my moms.
Ok well that was alot of questions feel free to pick and choose what you answer!

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MckLinky Blog Hop

Friday, November 6, 2009


I feel like a bad blogger lately. I have not been posting as much because I am busy and we are dealing with some family things. I just ask you to pray hard for my in laws and will leave it at that. I have been making tons of bows and I am at a point where I am done for a while. (I love making bows but I have been making so many I need a break and a new hobby!)

I put our Christmas tree up and right now it has 2 strings of lights on it and that is all! It isn't even shaped! My living room looks like a tiny hurricane went through it(her name is Adlie btw).
Adlie is doing some modeling for an online boutique.... Matt is working a lot! It is just busy. Right now Adlie is sleeping in her car seat after a run to Best Buy and to Hobby Lobby. I will get her up in a few minutes I just needed to have a few moments to myself. I guess the cats may wake Adlie up before I get to they are running all over the place.

My heart is heavy over things going on with the family but I cannot do any thing and I really wish I felt ok enough to just let it all out here on my blog but there is so much that just is so hard to say let alone put in to words on the Internet to tell people I only call my dear bloggy friends. I am very thankful for a wonderful husband and I just hope his family will get things straight with God and the rest of the family.

Well Thanks for reading my ramblings. I hear a little girl who is due for some mama cuddling
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A late Wordless Wednesday

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Adlie is 10 months old!

Well today our little monkey is 10 months old. What is she up to you ask? Oh she is up to a lot so get ready because here we go!

  • You are still breastfeeding

  • You are in size 3 diapers

  • You sleep 12 hours a night

  • You wear some 3-6 and 6-9 month clothes

  • You now have 8 teeth (top and bottom 4)

  • You can stand alone

  • You have taken many steps but are not ready to walk just yet

  • You clap

  • You wave when we say hi to you

  • You have started eating table food (but still eat baby foods too)

  • You only sit still when you are sleeping

  • You get so so excited to see your daddy when he comes home from work

  • You like to watch the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

  • You have started hating getting in to the car seat

  • You stood up in a grocery cart so now we strap you in extra tight

  • You can clearly say Mama Dada and Hey

  • You learned how to click with your tongue

  • You are starting to say the k sound so we think Kitty will be a new word soon!

  • You are climbing on everything!

You are such a busy busy baby now and you are in to everything but we love you and wouldn't change it in any way!

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We Won!

Do you all remember when I blogged about a giveaway on Jen's blog? Well if not go here! We won and on Wednesday we got a package from Celeste and Co.! I opened the box and was so so excited to put Adlie in her new red sequined flower headband! She looks so cute in it and the best part is the flower is removable so she can wear just the flower (which does stay in her hair even though she doesn't have that much of it! I already told Matt that I need to make an order in a few weeks to fill Adlie's stocking for Christmas and get a few for Mieka (my niece).
I love this picture she was not happy while I tried to take her picture!
So I gave her marshmallows to get a few good pictures
(see she has very little hair but this sticks and stays in. We went shopping and to Lowes and it stayed in her hair the entire time!)
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Not me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Here we go!

I did NOT leave Adlie "caged in " in the living room to come back to find her sitting on the raised edge of the fireplace nope NOT me I would not do that and she is not climbing!

I did NOT give Adlie a small bowl of marshmallows while we were in Hobby Lobby and then proceed to pick up every single marshmallow off of the floor...

I did NOT let Adlie have mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, and a few bites of a biscuit (from KFC) and she did NOT love every single bite of it! WOOO HOOO we are moving on to table food!!!!

I did NOT carve our pumpkin with one of the video games we play * though I did and here is a picture to prove it*

We do NOT still have the dead fish hanging on the wall because I am NOT to lazy to find him a new home.

There you have it I hope you enjoyed it and come back soon.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy 1st Heavenly Birthday Isaiah...

A year ago today my dear friend K and her husband D lovingly welcomed their first child, a son, who was born in to the arms of Jesus at that same moment. Over the last year I have come to know and love K dearly. She is such a sweet person and I am glad to call her my friend. It is nice that our hubbys get along really well too. On Isaiah's 6 month birthday we lit a candle for him and again we did the same today. When I get to the store to get a balloon I will attach a note and let that go for him too.
Isaiah's 6 month Heavenly Birthday.
Isaiah's 1st Heavenly Birthday.
Isaiah's mom K is working on a chapter of Threads of Love in memory of her sweet little boy. Threads of Love is a group of people who sew blankets , hats, and gowns for stillborn or premature babies. I have yet to start on my work but Isaiah's mom K has been very busy and she is doing a great job on getting started. I know Isaiah would be very proud of her and he is lucky to have such a great mommy and daddy.

If you want to know more about Threads of Love please feel free to email me.(SarahMerritt_22atyahoodotcom)

I took these while on vacation in Florida this summer.

Watermark Glory Baby
Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say baby…baby.. You were growing, what happened dear? You disappeared on us baby…baby.. Heaven will hold you before we do Heaven will keep you safe until we’re home with you… Until we’re home with you…
Miss you everyday Miss you in every way But we know there’s a day when we will hold you We will hold you You’ll kiss our tears away When we’re home to stay Can’t wait for the day when we will see you We will see you But baby let sweet Jesus hold you‘till mom and dad can hold you… You’ll just have heaven before we do You’ll just have heaven before we do
Sweet little babies, it’s hard to understand it ‘cause we’re hurting We are hurting But there is healing And we know we’re stronger people through the growing And in knowing- That all things work together for our good And God works His purposes just like He said He would… Just like He said He would…
BRIDGE: I can’t imagine heaven’s lullabies and what they must sound like But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home And it’s all you’ll ever know…all you’ll ever know…
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Show us your life.... Fall Decorations

Kelly once again is doing her weekly blog hop and this week is Fall decorations! I LOVE fall so I cannot wait to decorate so much more next year!

We just moved in and I have only been decorating a small apartment for the past few years so this is what I have so far but trust me when I *say* next year it will be AMAZING!*We have been home owners for less that a month!*
Here is our Living room *excuse the half torn off wall paper we are removing it so we can sand the stucco and then paint!*And excuse the dead bass on the wall he will be moving to my husband's office very soon!*
(this cool guy was a house warming gift from one of Matt's Aunts and Uncle)
To see more head over to Kelly's blog and take a look!
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